We all want to do well at work. When we perform well, contribute at a high level, and are seen as a valuable asset to the team, we enjoy work more and have more opportunities. And while our manager typically determines the work that must be accomplished and when, as individual employees, we can also greatly impact our work and the level of contribution we achieve. The Increasing Your Contribution at Work courseware will show you how you can be a high performer and increase how you contribute to the team and organization. By staying productive at all times, creating accountability, and increasing your personal success, the courseware will help you take control of your own work situation and drive your personal success now and in the future.
- Increase the Quantity of Work – Runtime: 5:24
- If we consistently deliver fabulous work but very little of it, we are often are not seen as a significant contributor. To be a high contributor, we really must do both. That is, deliver high-quality work and lots of it. Taking the time to identify the factors impacting your ability to produce a higher volume of work is worth doing. You may find a few ways to increase the amount of work you can deliver, while maintaining quality, thus strengthening your contribution to the team and organization. You may have been asked by your manager to make an improvement, or you may want to increase your performance and contribution. This course will help you increase the volume of work you produce. By completing this course, you will select specific actions you will take to increase the quantity of work produced.
- Increase Your Personal Engagement – Runtime: 3:32
- When we are engaged in our work, we’re happy. We like what we do and enjoy going to work. We feel good about our contributions and believe our work matters. While leaders and managers are often tasked with the assignment to help improve engagement, we as individuals can take control of our own work situation by improving our personal engagement. It’s something within our control and is certainly worth the effort, as the outcome will be a better, more enjoyable, and rewarding work situation. While the factors impacting engagement can be different for any one person, there are a few core factors that tend to influence engagement for the majority of people. So to help you get started, this course will provide a process for you to review and think about the most common engagement factors. After your review, you’ll determine what to do next by selecting actions from a list of recommended next steps. By completing this course, you will be able to outline the actions that will increase your personal engagement and performance.
- Struggling to Meet Commitments – Runtime: 2:46
- When we make a commitment to someone, we are making a promise, stating we’ll have something done by a particular time or date. If we frequently miss commitments and don’t deliver, others come to believe we can’t be relied on and start not to trust what we say. This is not good. To be successful in any job, we must build our credibility, trust, and respect with others. This enables us to have strong working relationships, which are a critical component to our success in whatever it is we do. This course will help you identify the factors impacting your ability to keep your commitments. Once you have a clear understanding of the issue affecting your behavior, you’ll then turn your attention to selecting one or two actions you are willing to do that will strengthen your ability to keep your personal and work commitments. By completing this course, you will know how to solve the reasons you struggle to meet commitments.
- Creating Accountability for Business Results – Runtime: 2:37
- Having work that connects to larger goals is very meaningful. When we are clear on why our work matters and how it contributes to the company we have a greater sense of purpose and an increase in personal motivation. While sometimes it may be hard to see, everyone in the company has a purpose. You were hired for a reason – to help the company achieve its goals. For this course, you will schedule some time with your manager to discuss your role and what you need to do to help achieve team or company results. When you meet with your manager, you’ll spend time discussing the results the team and/or the company needs to achieve, and then you’ll talk about how you can contribute to these goals. By completing this course, you will know how to work with your boss to create accountabilities for how you are responsible to achieve business results.
- Increase Your Personal Success – Runtime: 2:08
- Performing well at work is a great thing. When we do well and deliver great results we feel good; we become confident in our abilities. When we perform we feel skilled and capable, knowing our work matters to the team and organization. This in turn builds confidence to take on more challenging work, knowing we can solve more difficult problems or situations. All in all, this is a wonderful situation to be in. When we’re performing at our best, we feel good about our job, and our manager feels good about our performance. For this course, you evaluate your actions and behaviors for 20 Performance Actions. Based on your self-assessment, you will select one or two actions from the list of Performance Actions that you are willing to take to increase your personal performance. By completing this course, you will identify one action that if done more will increase your personal success.
- Organizing Information for Productivity – Runtime: 2:01
- All of our workdays are filled with information. Whether it’s emails, papers, thoughts, and ideas, or conversations with others, on any given day we must manage a lot of information. While necessary for our job, it’s certainly true the level of incoming information can get overwhelming. And since few of us are able to stop the inflow of data, we must find ways to manage it the best way we can. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the level of information you must manage or would like to improve how you organize and handle it, then this course is for you. By streamlining and organizing your information in a way that works for your personal style and your job, you will find you can get more done and increase your overall efficiency at work. By completing this course, you will know how to organize information to increase your effectiveness and productivity.
- Stay Productive While Waiting for Answers – Runtime: 3:18
- Most of us have had the experience of waiting for information or needing something to get done before we can move forward in our work. In these situations, a piece of information or action is required before we can perform the next step in our project or work assignment. While frustrating at times, especially if we have to wait, this circumstance is not uncommon in most work situations. It’s the nature of work and working with others. The challenge we face at these times is to be careful not to stop working and stay productive. That is, we must find other ways to meet our work objectives and contribute to the team. This course is designed to help you when you are in situations in which your work or assignment comes to a halt because you must have key information or need others to complete a particular action or task. This course provides specific instructions to help you make a conscious effort to stay productive when your core work or project is stalled and you must wait for someone before moving forward again. In these situations, you must want to stay productive as well as have a desire to find ways to accomplish other work. By completing this course, you will know how to maintain personal productivity while waiting for answers to critical questions.
- When Are You Most Creative? – Runtime: 2:35
- To ensure you get the most out of your innovative work, it’s great to understand when you are most innovative and creative. Some people work best in the morning, others in the afternoon, and some find the evening provides the opportunity to be most innovative and imaginative. The key is for each of us to find the time that works best for us so we can schedule our day around it. If you are most creative in the morning, save your tedious paperwork for the afternoon, this way you are making the most of your day and will consistently deliver great results. This course is designed to help you identify your most creative and innovative time of day. When you know when you’re most creative, you can schedule and organize your work and assignments accordingly. For example, you can save work that needs concentrated effort and innovation for your creative time, while keeping other types of work for other parts of your day. By completing this course, you will know when you are most creative and innovative.